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Drive-In Instructions

The Nichi Bei Foundation is excited to present a very special 45th anniversary presentation of the landmark TV movie “Farewell to Manzanar,” based upon the groundbreaking book by James D. and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston.

The event will include a special on-screen reunion of the cast and crew, as they discuss the impact of the film, as well as video performances by San Jose Taiko.

Drive-In LocationWest Wind Capitol Drive-In, 3630 Hillcap Ave., San Jose. Lot 5.

(NOTE: This is an in-person drive-in presentation only; there will be NO virtual screening)


All Parking is General Admission

Tickets are general admission, there is no assigned parking. Staff will do their best to accommodate all vehicles. For sightline reasons, taller vehicles such as SUVs should be parked towards the rear of the venue so as not to block the views of smaller cars (when possible).

Late Arrivals
In order to ensure all patrons have an enjoyable experience, please try to arrive early.

Entry time? 
Lot 5 will open to the public by approximately 5:15 p.m. There is a parking lot at the facility for those who wish to arrive earlier.

Restroom Use 
When patrons exit their vehicles to use the restroom facilities, they must wear a mask at all times and adhere to standard health protocols.

Occupancy for Vehicle 
Each vehicle may only be occupied by members of the same household who have already been in close contact with each other. Patrons assume their own risk.

Car headlights must be turned off during the film.

There will be ZERO tolerance for those not complying with the above. Guests who cannot or will not comply will be asked to leave the premises and no refunds will be given.

Health & Safety Guidelines

  • Masks will be required by all attendees over the age of 2 when outside of the vehicle. Masks with an exhalation valve are not allowed.
    · Attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles when not using the restroom facilities or purchasing from concessions.
    · Concessions will be marked with social distancing signage, which will be enforced.
    ·Please follow socially distancing requirements at all times including at concession and in bathrooms. Attendees who fail to follow safe distancing at the request of staff will cause the attendee to be subject to ejection from the event. No refunds given.


Tickets at the door?
For safety reasons, pre-ordered sales online are highly encouraged. There will be a limited amount of tickets sold at the gate. There will be a separate line for cars purchasing day-of tickets.

Lot: The film will be shown in Lot 5, the largest lot at the drive-in.

You will need your mask at all times when you are not in your vehicle. This accounts for restroom use, concession purchasing, or leaving the footprint of your vehicle for any reason.

Film Audio? 
Audio will be broadcasted through FM stereo sound that is tuned directly through your car’s FM stereo. Turn your key to accessory mode to keep your stereo on. If you don’t have an FM stereo, please bring a portable radio.

Can I bring chairs and sit outside of my car?
No, you must stay within your car footprint at all times.